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EVOLUTION OF SUBTERRANEAN DIVING BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: DYTISCIDAE HYDROPORINI, BIDESSINI) IN THE ARID ZONE OF AUSTRALIA
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It is concluded that individual calcrete aquifers were colonized by several distantly related diving beetle lineages, indicating that all evolutionary transitions took place during the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene as a result of aridification. Expand
Islands under the desert: molecular systematics and evolutionary origins of stygobitic water beetles (Coleoptera : Dytiscidae) from central Western Australia
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The analyses indicate that there have been multiple independent origins of stygobitic dytiscids and that origins correlate with the onset of aridity during the Miocene and also provide evidence that each calcrete aquifer may represent a 'subterranean island'. Expand
Evolution in the Murinae (Rodentia) Assessed by Microcomplement Fixation of Albumin
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It is suggested that following an early period of relatively rapid dispersal from the place of origin, little further dispersal took place and subsequent evolution occurred within relatively confined geographic areas. Expand
Systematics and evolution of the Australian subterranean hydroporine diving beetles (Dytiscidae), with notes on Carabhydrus
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It is shown that pre-adaptations such as preference for temporary, but seasonally reliable, water and preference to live among gravel and sand along running water would have favoured transitions from surface to stygobitic life, but that large body size may have restricted the likelihood of successful transitions. Expand
Evolution in some South-east Asian Murinae (Rodentia), as Assessed by Microcomplement Fixation of Albumin, and their Relationship to Australian Murines
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The results support South-east Asia as being a centre of murine evolution with secondary foci in Sulawesi, New Guinea and Australia, and the Australian murines, represented by Mesembriomys, may be part of this South-East Asian radiation but, if so, arose early in its history. Expand
A revision of the Australian Dytiscidae (Coleoptera)
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The family Dytiscidae in Australia is revised and 174 species grouped into 36 genera and 13 tribes are recognized, with 39 species described as new and 139 species redescribed. Expand
EVOLUTION OF SUBTERRANEAN DIVING BEETLES (COLEOPTERA: DYTISCIDAE: HYDROPORINI, BIDESSINI) IN THE ARID ZONE OF AUSTRALIA
Calcrete aquifers in arid inland Australia have recently been found to contain the world’s most diverse assemblage of subterranean diving beetles (Coleoptera: Dytiscidae). In this study we testExpand
Larval morphology of genus Lancetes (Coleoptera: Adephaga: Dytiscidae): the hypothesis of sister-group relationship with the subfamily Dytiscinae revisited
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The most parsimonious tree supports a sister-group relationship between the genus Lancetes and members of the subfamily Dytiscinae and the only unambiguous synapomorphy in support of this hypothesis is the secondary subdivision of some cephalic appendages. Expand
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